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Help for Bathroom Light Circuit Problems

My bathroom lights went out and now none of the lights or electrical outlets in the master bath or master bedroom are working, what could be the problem? How to Troubleshoot and Repair a Bathroom Light Circuit Problem.


Bathroom Light and Outlet Problem
Electrical Question #1: My bathroom lights went out and now none of the lights or electrical outlets in the master bath or master bedroom are working, what could be the problem?

This electrical wiring question came from: Heather , a Homeowner from Knox, Indiana.
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Related Question #2:
The bathroom GFCI outlet has no power but the lights work, what is the problem?

My wife used a hair dryer. The power went out and when we reset the breaker most everything came back on. The bathroom on second floor the GFCI outlet had no power but the lights work. The upstairs bathroom has no power in the GFCI outlet or lights. I reset a third GFCI in the basement, but no change. The breaker is in the basement. I replaced both GFCI outlets on 2nd and 3rd floor with no results. An outlet in the master bedroom also is not working although on the other side of the room all outlets have power. I can’t seem to figure it out. The 2nd floor GFCI has two wires and ground. The 3rd floor has four wires and a ground.

This electrical wiring question came from Thomas in Temple Hills, Maryland.

Dave’s Reply:
Thank you for your electrical wiring questions.

How to Fix a Bathroom Light and Outlet Problem

Application: Repair a Bathroom Light Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester or Continuity Tester
Estimated Time: Depends on experience and level of problem solving skills.
Precaution: Testing live wires is dangerous and should be done by an experienced individual only. Testing using a continuity tester should only be made after the circuit has been identified and turned OFF and Tagged.

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